We believe no founder can change the world alone.
Below are some of the transformative experiences our founders enjoy.
Conversations with Luminary LPs
The luminary LPs who back Village do so with their money and time. We regularly invite our luminaries like Sara Blakely, Reid Hoffman, Bob Iger, Ben Silbermann, and Ev Williams to share their pearls of wisdom.
“This event was top notch. Bill Gates was very interesting during his fireside chat, and the chance to meet with him privately was inspiring and tactically helpful. Huge, huge thanks for this. Privileged to be part of Village Global.”
"Thank you for organizing this standout event. Getting to join Eric [Schmidt] for a private roundtable with inspiring people and engrossing conversation was an unforgettable experience."
Luminary LP Retreats
At our luminary LP retreat, The Grove, we bring together some of our luminary LPs with the next wave of tech industry titans. Organized in partnership with Reid Hoffman, The Grove is about community and connection between some of the most successful entrepreneurs of today, and the next generation of unicorn CEOs.
“The Grove was one of, if not the, best of these types of events that I’ve been to. The people in attendance were extraordinary; the scale was just right to promote comradery; the setting was beautiful and the Village team was phenomenal in making everyone feel welcome and appreciated.”
At our retreats, founders are able to step back from the day-to-day chaos of entrepreneurial life, reflect on broader strategic challenges, and connect with the Village community in a beautiful natural setting. The agenda is composed of peer-to-peer sessions on everything from hiring to work-life harmony, with late night inspired sessions, games of Mafia, and s’mores.
“Thanks on behalf of the Addi team for an absolutely stellar retreat! We came with high expectations, and we found it to be phenomenal. From the big ideas to the tiny details (loved assigned seating and moderator cards), it was a success. It helped us a lot.”
In our masterclass series, founders and Network Leaders are exposed to world-class CEOs and operators in an intimate, participatory format. We bring together some of tech’s most effective CEOs like John Donahoe and Julia Hartz to share their wisdom on themes like lean startup methodology, blitzscaling, building an authentic culture, and developing your most talented employees.
“I’ve been to a lot of events where there is a guest of honor and I can sincerely say this was by far the best. Your focus on knowledge sharing, encouraging other people to prepare in advance, the intimate nature of the venue, how you (Ben) led the group through the mindquakes — it was truly a masterclass in holding this type of event.”
We curate “Startup Dinners” on themes like the future of work, fintech, robotics, blockchain, digital health, and the future of autonomy. Small group conversations are moderated by an expert and intended to be highly participatory and tables are remixed for additional connecting.
“That was the best “startup dinner” I have been to. It was a really good mix of people and an engaging setup. Not too pitchy, great food and conversation.”